The nondescript, wood-shingled one-story building sits on a tiny corner lot on North Sea Road in Southampton between McDonald’s and the Clamman Seafood Market. It looks abandoned, and indeed has been unoccupied since 2006, when Randy Conquest sold it to the Town of Southampton.
The long-awaited effort to alleviate traffic by adding Long Island Rail Road service between Speonk and Montauk in the morning and afternoon has taken a step closer to reality.
Elections board cracks case of missing write-in vote.
A preliminary plan to turn East Hampton Village property on Methodist Lane into a bioswale, a drainage system designed to reduce pollution from surface runoff water, was presented to the village board last Thursday. The board also discussed a separate project to rid Town Pond of accumulated sediment.
Even though the calendar says it’s September, last Thursday morning dawned hot and incredibly humid. Like many days this summer, it was downright tropical. Despite a 10-knot breeze out of the southwest, beads of sweat had formed on the back of my neck as I started up the diesel engine on my boat. The early morning sun was strong. It definitely felt more like the end of July.
New blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, have been confirmed in Poxabogue Pond in Sagaponack and Old Town Pond in Southampton, while harmful algal blooms have also re-emerged in Georgica Pond in East Hampton and in Wainscott Pond.
The East Hampton Town Police Department is investigating an accident near the East Hampton Town recycling center on Springs-Fireplace Road that left a 74-year-old man dead Sunday morning.
A motorcyclist who East Hampton Town police said was driving drunk is in critical condition after a crash in Springs on Sunday morning.
With just a few permits to secure, work on the long hoped for expansion of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center could begin this winter. The $8.5 million undertaking is to include two swimming pools, classrooms, and fitness and performance spaces.

Arts

Mark Segal
In his first summer at the Southampton Arts Center, Tom Dunn, the executive director, oversaw more than 100 public programs and two major art exhibitions produced by a "very small, very professional staff."

Habitat

Susan Wood Richardson, a photographer who has worked for magazines and movie companies all over the world, recently dropped anchor in Amagansett in a house that is large enough for the furniture she has collected at auctions and yard sales and antiques shops, including Balasses House, which used to be in Amagansett.